The ebay auction is closed. Most readers probably know by now that the other day US Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D) took time out from the business of running the United States to compose a letter that smeared Conservative Talk Radio host, Rush Limbaugh. He sent this letter to Mark Mays, CEO of Clear Channel, host of Limbaugh’s radio program.
Rush and Mark put the letter up for auction on ebay. And………… it sold today for $2,100,100.00! With Rush matching the funds dollar for dollar, over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS are now going to The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund, benefiting the children of those Marines and Law Enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty.
POSTSCRIPT: Harry Reid (Democrat) was on the floor of the Senate at noon today taking more time off from the business of running the country to attempt damage control. He tried to make it seem as if he knew all along that the letter would be auctioned off to this great charity. Pathetic.
Meanwhile, now that the original letter is sold, Rush Limbaugh is talking about putting signed copies of the original Harry Reid Smear Letter up for auction on ebay with the idea of raising even more money for the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund. And so the world turns.
So, who’s surprised to discover that a body set up by British Conservative leader David Cameron to advise the Conservatives on Muslim issues has criticised the Government’s relationship with Israel and concluded that Iran has "legitimate" reasons for wanting nuclear weapons?
The Conservative Muslim Forum also wants the compulsory history curriculum in schools changed to give "full recognition to the massive contribution that Islam has made to the development of Western civilisation". It also argues that preachers who advocate a rejection of democracy and its institutions should not be denied entry into Britain. It stops short of requiring the crescent of Islam to fly over Parliament but I’m sure that is just a matter of time.
Here’s an interesting fact, as E.L. Wisty might say! One in three people living in London was born abroad and at least another 10,000 foreign-born citizens are settling in the capital each month. The number of foreign-born Londoners increased from 2.3 million in June last year to almost 2.5 million 12 months later. The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, show the biggest foreign-born communities include Indians (almost 200,000), Bangladeshis (115,000), Irish (113,000) and Jamaicans (108,000). There are now just over 100,000 Poles living in London and there are also large Nigerian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan populations. I wonder will we get to the point where London ceases to be a British city and instead becomes a foreign satellite?
An Alabama family returned home after a week on vacation to find that thieves had nearly emptied the place. “Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home,” the wife and mother said. Then the tables turned. “My husband… caught the thief red-handed in our home,” she said, and he proceeded to hold the thief at gunpoint, making him clean up the mess. But wait, it gets better. When police arrived, the thief had the gall to complain about having been made to clean house. According to the Mrs., “The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead.” We guess next time the thief will choose the house with the "Gun Free Household" on the door.
Over a hundred dead. That’s the price already paid by the democrats of Pakistan for the return of their heroine, Benazir Bhutto. After receiving multiple death threats from Taliban/Al-Qaeda organisations, Bhutto nonetheless set out her stall before her arrival, accusing ‘retired army officers’ of plotting with the Taliban to assassinate her. Playing political games with the terrorist threat may well backfire quite spectacularly for Pakistan’s elder stateswoman, though fortunately for her not fatally in this case.
It seems a spectacularly silly assertion to make with any seriousness, as if there’s one thing that can be clearly seen in Islamic regimes where the Theocracy is *not* in control (Turkey, Algeria, Pakistan for example) its that the Army (which invariably *is* in control) despises Islamic militancy in all its forms with a passion. Such childish politicking from the woman who is supposed to come back and moderate Musharraf’s hardline military regime does not bode well for the Pakistani people. I just hope that Bhutto has the sense not to try and continue this tack any further and destroy any consensus that she may be able to achieve with the Pakistani Army before it has even begun.
Say what you want about the Nazis but at least they made the trains run on time. It appears that one in four Germans believe some aspects of the Nazi era were positive, according to a poll published after a dispute about the Nazis and their attitude towards the family. Asked whether National Socialism was wholly negative or had some good points, 25% of respondents to the Forsa institute poll said yes, while 70% said no. The poll was published in Stern magazine to accompany an essay on "Why every fourth German still believes National Socialism had its good sides". It comes after a debate sparked last month by a television presenter who said the Nazis’ attitude towards the family had been positive.
Mmm..not for Jewish families. Not for families of those nations they invaded. Not for families of anyone who opposed their tyranny. It seems that older Germans have a lot of respect for one of the most wicked political regimes that has ever been. Shame on them. Mind you, quite a few in the former USSR republics look back on the Stalin era with deep fondness – I mean tractor production has never been as good as it was back then.
Dr Watson won a Nobel Prize in 1962 for his part in discovering the structure of the DNA molecule.In an interview with The Sunday Times, the 79-year-old said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really". He went on to say he hoped everyone was equal but that "people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true".
My view is that Africa’s problems are caused by a lack of freedom and liberty, nothing to do with skin colour and everything to do with the West indulging black tyrants. I also think that the idea that black intelligence is not the same as white intelligence is decidedly odd but I believe that Dr Watson has the idea to pontificate on such if he wishes. I fail to understand WHY intelligence varies as he suggest! (Maybe I am just stupid?) Liberals have condemned him immediately as a racist – but what do YOU think? Is he right to discuss this issue or is he just a crank?
So called "positive discrimination" is anti meritocratic, patronising and guarantees an unequal playing field. An instrument of the Left.
THE PRICE OF REWARDING TERRORISM
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